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Leung Chun-ying defends appointment of ex-police chief as head of country parks board

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 September, 2013, 6:54pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 September, 2013, 8:44pm
 

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Tuesday defended the appointment of a former police chief as chairman of an advisory board on country parks.

Leung was responding to concerns raised over whether former police commissioner Tang King-sing has the necessary qualifications to be chariman of the board. Environmentalists say Tang lacks experience in nature conversation.

We do not just consider the background of individuals, but also the overall representativeness of the board
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying

In response to the concerns, Leung said he believed Tang could express a balanced view in Hong Kong's long-term interest as other board members did.

“We do not just consider the background of individuals, but also the overall representativeness of the board,” Leung said before attending an Executive Council meeting.

He also said that as the value of country parks were not just measured in terms of conversation the board needed people with different backgrounds.

Tang was appointed to a two-year term effective on September 1, according to the Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department.

The country park board advises the conservation department on its policy and programmes relating to country parks, special areas, marine parks and marine reserves.

Tang’s appointment was thrust into the spotlight after Secretary for Development Paul Chan Mo-po floated the idea of building residential flats in country parks created a heated debate in the city.

Tang responded to environmentalists’ concerns by saying that in addition to having served on the board as a member for two years, he hiked often and could give the board a user’s point of view.

He also said that he saw the job of chairman as being able to listen to different views from various community sectors and deal with them impartially.

Earlier on Tuesday, former Hong Kong observatory director Lam Chiu-ying has likened the idea of building flats in country parks to a cancer cell, something that should never be encouraged.

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Another Social Critics...
"BLACKHANDED & BLACKHEARTED"...
That 'CY' is Doing the Same in Utilizing Triad Gangster in Support Him,
Cynically Appointing Ex-Police Chief in Favoring Him...Too!!!
Those Hunger for Being Employed/Deployed, no matter for Monetary/Non-Monetary Returns.
Remains in Position as 'CE' fully Exercise its 'Evil Desire' in Subserviency from all Underneath!!!
For Execution of its Plans for Self/Others Profiteering - Though didn't know How Long can it be Last!!!
DisGuisedly doing Jobs, even for coming Terms of next 'CE'...!!!???
"DISGRACE & SHAMELESS"...
Abuses of Power, Manipulation for Self/Others Profiteeing, Triad Involvement...
Corruption need More informers Only!!!!!!
From State, Provincial, to State Organisation, & down to HKSAR's levels...
No More BoXiLai, WangW.W. Ex-Railway Minister & Its Related Group, as well as,
AuManLun's Incidents & Etc...
Fully Applied to that 'CY' & Its Related Group like Barry Cheung, Paul Chan & Etc...
NO MORE FURTHER DECEIT to CENTRAL CHINA GOVERNMENT & HK's PEOPLES!!!
WATCH CAREFULLY, SEE CLEARLY & DISCLOSE PUBLICLY...
As long as your 'Evil Nature' still be Intentionally, Insistedly Revealed more as You'll Step Further...
STEPPING DOWN by IMMEDATE DISMISSAL from CENTRAL CHINA GOVERNMENT...
INEVITABLY...SOON or LATER...!!!
No matter how Long You'll be in this Position, You'll still be Cursed/Blamed till your Stepping Down/Leaving Voluntarily...
QUIT before BAD NAME be STAMPED FOREVER!!!
!!!ASHAMED!!!
impala
Mr Tang's most recent attempt to make himself useful in his post-retirement life was as an independent director for the Hong Kong Football Association. This ended in tears as he was forced to resign for vague reasons in 2012.

It is also worth looking back to 2011 and what Mr Tang then said when he retired from the police force:

"(...) Tang said he will probably spend time on what has been a personal interest since childhood - stamp collecting. 'My father was a seaman; I started collecting stamps from his letters to home. 'Every stamp has its value and a story behind it which is worth finding out,' Tang said with a smile."

So I am sure that Mr Tang will add a wonderful philatelic touch to the 'overall representativeness of the board.'
lokmanleung
conversation v conservation
Environmentalists say Tang lacks experience in nature conversation??
jimmybabe
If our so-called CE's argument is correct, then we should have somebody who has no political background to fill his post, or someone from the democrats to give it some balance. Nonsense!
wwong888
Now this guy will get some interest free loans from developers and next thing you know we will be building high rises in our country parks
liukuei
"He also said that as the value of country parks were not just measured in terms of conversation the board needed people with different backgrounds"
I converse with trees all the time. The time I spent talking with trees is invaluable.
CatInAFlap
It just gets more and more comical.
 
 
 
 
 

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